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Thursday, May 28 • 1:25pm - 2:45pm
Building a Science Communication Network | Construire un réseau de communication scientifique

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Just as many scientists do not work in academia, not all science communicators work in Science Centres. Events like Story Collider, Nerd Nite and Astronomy on Tap are on the rise. Public outreach, formal and informal science education by organizations such as Let’s Talk Science, the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada and Science Rendezvous are also growing. These efforts are all valuable, but they sometimes operate within silos and, occasionally, step on each others’ efforts. A network allows groups to collaborate and create effective STEM engagement activities that build science capital and help lift Canada's science culture. We will explore some examples of science communication networks and ecosystems, then engage in a discussion to see how these could be adapted to specific regions across Canada.

Community Engagement and Outreach, Education (informal/formal) and Programming, Science Communication


Tout comme de nombreux scientifiques ne travaillent pas dans les universités, tous les communicateurs scientifiques ne travaillent pas dans les centres scientifiques. Des événements comme Story Collider, Nerd Nite et Astronomy on Tap sont en croissance. La sensibilisation du public, l'éducation scientifique formelle et informelle par des organisations telles que Parlons Science, la Société royale d'astronomie du Canada et Science Rendezvous sont également en croissance. Ces efforts sont tous précieux, mais ils fonctionnent parfois en vase clos et, parfois, empiètent sur leurs plates-bandes respectives. Un réseau permet à des groupes de collaborer et de créer des activités d'engagement efficaces dans le domaine des STIM, qui permettent de développer le capital scientifique et de contribuer à l'essor de la culture scientifique au Canada. Nous examinerons quelques exemples de réseaux et d’écosystèmes de communication scientifique, puis nous engagerons une discussion pour voir comment ceux-ci pourraient être adaptés à des régions spécifiques du Canada.

Engagement et sensibilisation des communautés, éducation (informelle et formelle) et programmation, communication scientifique


Kirsten Vanstone

Executive Director | Directrice générale, RCIScience
Kirsten has communicated science working at the Ontario Science Centre, the Royal Ontario Museum and the California Academy of Sciences. As RCIScience’s first Executive Director, Kirsten is working to increase the impact of Canada’s oldest scientific society and make it a truly... Read More →

Jessica McQuiggan

Research & Evaluation manager | Gestionnaire, Recherche et évaluation, Science World British Columbia | Science World Colombie-Britannique
Jessica McQuiggan is the Research & Evaluation manager at Science World British Columbia. She loves working at the intersection of science and society, a position that allows her to apply her research background in cognitive psychology.────Jessica McQuiggan est la gestionnaire... Read More →

Carrie Boyce

Programs Manager, SciCommTO Lead | Gestionnaire de programmes, Responsable de SciCommTO, RCIScience
Carrie is an established STEM engagement manager specializing in schools outreach and public engagement to promote lifelong learning and widen participation. With over 10 years’ experience working in SciComm, it’s fair to say she’s become a Jack of all trades, master of some.────Carrie... Read More →

Alexandra Gelle

Director | Directrice, POS CA
Since the beginning of her PhD at McGill University, Alexandra has been involved with Pint of Science, an international science festival organizing public talks in bars. She has been the director of POS CA since 2018 and is also part of the organizing committees of ComSciCon-CAN and... Read More →

Thursday May 28, 2020 1:25pm - 2:45pm PDT
Ottawa Convention Centre | centre des congrès d'ottawa
  Concurrent Session | Session simultanée
  • Room Number | Numéro de chambre 118 B